November Issue of Funding E-Bulletin

Funding E-Bulletin


November  2014

Voluntary and Community Action

Welcome to the November 2014 issue of the Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary and Community Action.
Alec Dickson Trust
Funding is available to help young people to run a project in their local area anywhere in the UK that involves local volunteers. Grants of up to £500 are available.

The Secretary, Alec Dickson Trust, 237 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NJ, Tel: 020 7278 6601, E-mail:, Website:

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
Grants are available to voluntary organisations in the UK for research into learning disability or to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK. Grants are awarded for amounts from £250. Small Grants - Applications can be made at any time and will be considered before the main meetings.
Mrs Ann Cooper, Secretary to the Trustees, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, c/o TMF Management UK Limited, 400 Capability Green, Luton, Beds, LU1 3AE, Tel: 01582 439225, E-mail: Website:

The Church and Community Fund
Funding is available to support community projects run by bodies associated with the Church of England. Grants are normally between £10,000 and £20,000. Some larger grants will be awarded each year.

Grants Manager, The Church and Community Fund, Church House, Great Smith Street
London, SW1P 3AZ, Tel: 0207 898 1541, E-mail:
CRASH is the construction and property industries' charity for homeless people.  Funding is available across the UK for projects that refurbish and develop facilities for the homeless.
Projects and Resources Manager CRASH The Gatehouse 2 Devonhurst Place London W4 4JD Tel: 020 8742 0717 E-mail: Website:
Derek Butler Trust
Grant for charitable organisations in the UK carrying out medical care or music activities. Applications may be made at any time and there is no minimum or maximum level of funding.

Enquiries, Derek Butler Trust, Underwood Solicitors LLP, 40 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8LN, Tel: 020 7526 6000, E-mail:

European Funding
The SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) area has been awarded an allocation from the ESIF (European Structural & Investment) funds of €93.24m or around £76.46m. Jane Roemer, the SEMLEP Board Lead for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, has produced a short update about how the new cycle of European Funding will be distributed for the 2014-20 programme - click here to access the update.

Grants for the Arts
Support for arts activities that benefit people in England or that help artists and arts organisations to carry out their work. Supported aims of the programme include helping more people to take part in the arts and helping the development of artists, arts organisations and the creative economy. Project costs, including capital items, commissions and productions, education activities, touring, etc. Minimum grant is likely to be £1,000 and the largest in the region of £200,000 (for touring activities only).
Arts Council England, National Support Centre, Suite 3.01, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN Tel: 0845 300 6200, E-mail:, Website:
Heart Research UK - Healthy Heart Grants
Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups and voluntary organisations that are spreading the healthy heart message. Government or local authority funded institutions are not supported, however, community and voluntary groups aided by public money may apply.
Applications are only accepted during February for the May round of grants and July and August for grants awarded in November, each year.
Heart Research UK, Suite 12D, Joseph's Well, Leeds, LS3 1AB, Tel: 0113 297 6206
Email: Website:
Inman Charity
Grants are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities. Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August each year to be considered at the Spring or Autumn meetings.
Enquiries, Inman Charity, BM Box 2831, London, WC1N 3XX, Website:
Kelly Family Charitable Trust
Grants are provided to UK charities whose activities nurture and support family life. Two application deadlines annually: 1 March and 1 September. The Trust offers both capital and revenue grants.  Applications are also considered for core funding from relatively new organisations seeking to become established. Grants will generally be given in the range of £1,000 to £5,000 but will occasionally be in excess of that.
Stuart Armstrong, Grants Administrator, Kelly Family Charitable Trust, 8 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6NB, E-mail:, Website:

LankellyChase Foundation
The Foundation is focused exclusively on bringing about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage in the UK. By severe and multiple disadvantage the Foundation particularly means people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental illness, extreme poverty, and violence and abuse. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Enquiries, LankellyChase Foundation, First Floor Greenworks, Dog and Duck Yard, Princeton Street, London, WC1R 4BH, Tel: 020 3747 9930, E-mail: Website:

The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust
Grants are available to small UK registered charities working with adults with a learning disability to provide practical work and life skills. The maximum grant available is £5,000.
The Trust holds one meeting per year in the autumn, usually October. The deadline for applications is 31 May. This gives the Trust time to arrange visits with the charities who are not known to the Trust during the summer where necessary.

Sharon Shortland, Secretary, The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust, Laurel House, Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, PE12 8LH, E-mail:

The Nuffield Foundation
The Open Door programme offers financial assistance to UK projects of exceptional merit which do not fall under one of the areas of special interest funded by the Nuffield Foundation, but which are based on the idea of the advancement of social well-being, or which span more than one area of interest. Grants are mainly for research but are also made for practical developments or innovation.

Sharon Witherspoon, Open Door Programme, The Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JS, Tel: 020 7631 0566, E-mail:

The Oak Trust
Grant for voluntary and community organisations undertaking medical and environmental projects for the benefit of disadvantaged people in the UK. Grants between £250 and £4,000.

Mr. B. Ballard, The Oak Trust, Birkett Long, Number One Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JS, E-mail: Website:

Percy Bilton Charity- Grants for Organisations
Funding is available to registered charities with primary objectives to assist one or more of the following groups: disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25); people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems); older people (aged over 60). Capital costs only (not revenue) Large grants: one-off payments for capital expenditure of £2,000 or over; small grants: donations of up to £500 towards furnishing and equipment.

The Percy Bilton Charity, Bilton House, 7 Culmington Road, Ealing, London, W13 9NB, Tel: (020) 8579 2829, Website:

Sport England - Places People Play - Inspired Facilities
Funding is available to voluntary and public sector organisations to renovate or upgrade sports facilities for the benefit of their communities. Another £40 million has been invested so that the programme can continue until 2017.
Funding Enquiries, Sport England, 3rd Floor Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4SE, Tel: 08458 508 508, E-mail: Website:

TCHC Community Grants
The next Community Grants application phase is now open. Grants of up to £15,000 can be applied for by small third sector organisations.

The grants are for projects supporting people from the hardest to reach communities and individuals experiencing multiple disadvantages to access employment and skills provision. The grants are co-financed through the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

To obtain a Community Grants Information Sheet and Application Form, please visit the Community Grants Applications page on their website. Please read the Information Sheet before applying for the grant.

The deadline for submission is 28 November 2014 at 17:00

If you would like to apply for the grant please read the information carefully and submit your application by 17:00 on 28 November, allowing plenty of time to complete the application and collect the supporting evidence.

The Radcliffe Trust
Funding is available for UK registered charities working in music, and heritage and crafts.
Applicants are advised to submit an application well in advance of the following deadlines:
  • Annual Music deadlines: 31 January and 31 August.
  • Annual Heritage & Crafts deadlines: 31 January and 31 July.
The Administrator, The Radcliffe Trust, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8SQ, Tel: 01285 841900, E-mail: Website:
RYA Foundation
Grant for sailing clubs in the UK undertaking sailing projects for disabled people. Only RYA-affiliated sailing clubs and centres, and other organisations including constituted registered charities, charitable companies and members-only clubs.  Applications can be made at any time for volunteer recruitment, training, provision for disabled children and young people and equipment provision.

Lorna Conder, RYA Foundation, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire
SO31 4YA, Tel: 023 8060 4271, E-mail:

Santander Foundation
Grants are available to UK registered charities for local projects that help disadvantaged people. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and funding is available to cover salaries, equipment or materials.

Alan Eagle, Trust Secretary, Santander Foundation, 201 Grafton Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AN, E-mail:

Sir John Fisher Foundation
Grant for voluntary and community organisations in the UK undertaking a variety of charitable activities. Grants usually up to a value of £10,000, however, larger grants are considered in exceptional circumstances and applications must be submitted six weeks prior to the Trustee meetings, which take place at the beginning of May and November of each year.

David Jackson, Secretary, Sir John Fisher Foundation, Heaning Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria
LA12 7NZ. Tel: 01229 580349, E-mail:

The Skinners’ Company
The provision of grants to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, offering a diverse range of activities and interests within one of the Charity's areas of priority: Local Heritage, Local Community; and Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for non-recurring expenditure only, ie equipment, an event, a particular element of capital building works. Grants should make a clear and significant contribution to the project and the total amount sought should be less than £10,000.

Enquiries, The Skinners’ Company, Skinners’ Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2SP, Tel: 020 7213 0562, E-mail: Website:

The Archer Trust
The Trust awards grants to small UK charities involved in projects to support needy or deserving people. Grants of between £250 and £3,000 are available and applications can be made at any time.  The Trustees meet to consider applications twice a year, normally in March and September.

Secretary, The Archer Trust, Bourne House, Wadesmill, Ware, Herts, SG12 0TT

The February Foundation
Grants are available to charitable organisations in the United Kingdom for a wide range of charitable projects. The average grant awarded is £5,000. The Foundation is focussed on managing its current commitments, although applications from some charities are still being accepted. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered monthly.
The February Foundation, Spring Cottage, Church Street, Stradbroke, Suffolk, IP21 5HT
E-mail:  Website:
Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity
Grants for registered charities supporting children's hospitals and hospices in the UK. The Foundation aims to fund projects which are not funded directly by the NHS, ie arts, music, entertainment, education and information programmes, medical facilities, and sustaining family relationships. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available.
Enquiries, Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity, PO Box 2186, Bristol, BS99 7NT, Tel: 0117 925 2744, E-mail: Website:
WHSmith Trust
The WHSmith Trust aims to support the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work. WHSmith employees must have direct involvement with projects. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.
Secretary, WHSmith Trust, Greenbridge Road, Swindon, SN3 3LD, Tel: 01793 562824
E-mail: Website:
Will Charitable Trust
Support is available for activities that fall within the following categories: Conservation of the countryside in Britain; Care of people suffering from cancer and their families; Care of blind people and the prevention and cure of blindness; and Care of people with learning disabilities. Most grants fall within the range of £5,000 to £20,000, applicants whose work relates to blindness and learning disabilities should apply by 31 January each year, those within cancer care and conservation should apply by 31 August each year.
Contact Grants Administrator, Will Charitable Trust, Sunbury International Business Centre, Brooklands Close, Windmill Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 9DX, Tel: (01932) 724148, E-mail:, Website:

Woodward Charitable Trust - Children's Summer Playscheme Grant
Grants are available for small-scale, locally-based registered charities in the UK to support children's summer playschemes. Grants for project costs of between £500 and £1,000 are available and the 2015 deadline: 31 March 2015.
Mrs Karin Hooper, Administrator, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Woodward Charitable Trust, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AP, Tel: 020 7410 0330
E-mail: Website:

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